Four young siblings learn, from someone they believe is psychic, the age at which they will die. This knowledge impacts their lives from that time forward. Each sibling is given their own section of the book, and as each one leads into the next, the story becomes ever more spell-binding. I found the book to be extremely well written. There are some graphic homosexual scenes and if that is something that would bother you, then don't read the book, however our society is built around all of us being individual and unique and in our uniqueness we live our lives accordingly.